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Spicy Tomato Juice

You can drink this juice plain or use it in most any recipe like chili that calls for vegetable juice as an ingredient. —Kathleen Gill, Butte, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + freezing Cook: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 5 quarts

Ingredients

  • 13 pounds ripe tomatoes (about 40 medium)
  • 2 celery ribs, coarsely chopped
  • 3 medium onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Quarter tomatoes; place in a 6-qt. Dutch oven. Add celery, onions, green pepper and parsley. Simmer, uncovered, until vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, rinse five 1-quart plastic containers and lids with boiling water. Dry thoroughly. Cool tomato mixture slightly; put through a sieve or food mill. Return to pan. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat; cool.
  • Fill all containers to within 1/2 in. of tops. Wipe off top edges of containers; immediately cover with lids. Freeze up to 12 months. Thaw frozen juice in refrigerator before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 95 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 514mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • MrsArmy
    Sep 11, 2020

    I can alot of tomatoes from my garden and I'm always looking for new recipes or ways to improve mine. When I was looking for a good tomato sauce recipe I happened upon this for tomato juice, and I've gotta say that this is by far the THE BEST tomato juice that I've ever made (even my own recipe)!!! Next time I might kick the heat up a notch, but just love it just the way it is. I used San Marzano tomatoes too. Only the best for the best!!! 5+!!!

  • Julie
    Sep 9, 2020

    This tasty recipe does not need sugar. The freshness of the tomatoes is the most tasty and sugar takes away.

  • Shirley Kadrlik
    Sep 6, 2017

    This is the best tomato juice I have ever made. We absolutely love it.

  • kjh34
    Apr 4, 2016

    Fabulous! I made this with my garden tomatoes and then canned it. It is perfect in my tomato soup and pasta sauce!

  • cottagebarbie
    Jun 12, 2013

    This was an awesome no brainer in my book! This juice is excellent. I had been looking for something to make my Bloody Mary's with that was low sodium and what I did find that was low sodium was not really low sodium for me. This fit the bill beyond words and I now have something for my Bloody Mary's and I can control the salt. Excellent flavor! All smiles now!

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    Sep 17, 2009

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    Sep 3, 2007

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